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Charges against Racine father in infant's death dismissed

Posted at 4:26 PM, Jun 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-25 17:26:56-04

RACINE (AP) — Charges against a Racine man accused in the death of his infant son have been dismissed.

Attorneys for Josue Santiago-Vazques argued the death of the 3-month-old boy in April 2017 could have been caused by a seizure because of a rare bleeding disorder.

Santiago-Vazques was charged with first-degree reckless homicide after a doctor at Children's Hospital said the baby had hemorrhaging which was usually consistent with shaking. On Monday, another doctor testified in Racine County Circuit Court that the child's parents were carriers of the bleeding disorder, which could have caused the infant's death.

The Journal Times said Judge Wynne Laufenberg dismissed the case.